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10 Most Beautiful Destinations for Summer Travel

The timing of this guest post is rather entertaining, since it comes just when I’ve decided to take a summer travel trip. The details of my trip are still unclear, but I’m debating on flying direct to Amsterdam (#2 on the list below of most beautiful destinations for summer travel!), venturing down to Belgium to visit a friend I met in Cuba, and then heading over to Prague, Czech Republic. OR, I might just return to my beloved Thailand. Ahh, decisions. 

A true wanderer and explorer, Rohit Agarwal writes his adventures around the world and shares them on He is a pioneer who wishes to share his insights with others in order to help people make their best travel decisions.

10 Most Beautiful Destinations for Summer Travel 

Summer… the word itself brings memories of times spent on long vacations, of lazy afternoons, and obviously of the scorching sun. Whether you are a traveler at heart or if you like staying in one place, summers are the time when only a few would not want to leave their homes for a while and explore an altogether different place.

If you have already started planning for your next vacation, or if you are still wondering whether you should go or not, give this list a try and who knows, you might just make the decision to pack your bag and travel as soon as you can! Here we present to you the list of 10 most beautiful destinations for summer travel:

1. Nepal

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Its location between India and Tibet makes Nepal a splendid destination for a summer getaway. The weather remains warm in mornings and evening and it is only the southern parts of the country that face extremely hot afternoons.

Being number 5 on the list of the top countries to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet, Nepal tops this list because of its amazing summers. The colors, the brightness, and the lovely people, Nepal has it all. If you plan to visit Nepal in the summer, make sure to go to the remote parts of this country which aren’t easily accessible at other times of the year. A highly-recommended travel itinerary to Nepal includes Kathmandu, Dolpo, Nagarkot, Pokhara and Mustang. Take rides on mountain bikes, visit the Annapurna mountain ranges and see the imposing Mount Everest, pray at famous temples, and relax as you look at the stunning greenery in this country.

2. Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is the perfect place to visit in the months of May to September. If you want to experience the quiet charm of Europe by day and party like it’s no one’s business by night, this city is the place to be. Often called the ‘Venice of the north’, Amsterdam has all the markings of an old city with canals crisscrossing its locales. The summers in this city mean a warm afternoon full of fun. There are music festivals, countless street markets, open air theaters, fine dining experiences on terraces, and stunning beaches.

3. Brac Island

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Croatia’s Brac Island is one of the few places in the country that have seen minimal tourist attention. As a result, it is one of the best places to visit if you want to have an undiluted Croatian experience. The Island holds its rich cultural heritage intact and the traditions and customs can be experienced by visiting the inner parts of this island. Zlatni Rat in Bol is relatively popular among tourists and is rather crowded, but there are a lot of other beaches all around this island too. These pebble beaches have small, rounded pebbles that make the beaches look like they were taken out of a fairy tale. The food, drinks, and resorts on Barc are sumptuous, to say the least. A summer in Brac will become a memory you will gratefully remember time and time again.

4. Santorini    

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Santorini is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. A small Greek island, Santorini is famous for its iconic white and blue houses, splendid sea views, amazing hotels and resorts, and the air of romance. Rent a car on this island and look around the sights to your heart’s desire, visit the beaches, walk along the narrow winding streets, indulge in the exotic dishes, and see the sunset at Oia. Visit Santorini in early summer to experience this town at its best with fewer tourists and better temperatures.

5. Australian Alps

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The great Australian Alps provide variety in the rather flat landscape of Australia.  These mountains stretch from New South Wales to Victoria. The Alps in New South Wales are snow covered and provide an avenue for skiing and other adventure sports. White water rafting, biking, hiking and driving down the Great Alpine Road are other adventures you can experience in these picturesque mountains in the summers.

6. Dubai

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Situated in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is famed for its opulence and luxury. This city is fun and can take your breath away the moment you step in here. It’s setting in the midst of a desert makes Dubai feel like a mirage to travelers because after all, such lavishness can only be possible in a dream! Visit the resorts and parks in Dubai, see the Green Planet, marvel at the water canal, zip down at Via Ferrata, or be mesmerized at the Dubai Opera.

Dubai has a reputation for being outrageously expensive, but read our tips for traveling Dubai on a budget.

7. Ireland

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Ireland is a tourist favorite in the summers. The weather is balmy unlike the freezing temperatures of the winters. Summers are the perfect time to visit Ireland because there is so much to see. A number of adventure sports are accessible in the Irish Isle in summers; you can choose to do anything from sea kayaking to hiking, cycling, and trekking. The outdoor attractions include medieval castles, Stone Age ruins, and the stunning Antrim Coast, among others.

8. Ladakh

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The cold desert of Ladakh lies in Jammu and Kashmir in India and is on the Kunlun and the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Ladakh is a paradise for photographers and adventurers alike. This place offers marvelous views of the mountains and a number of treks for adventure seekers of all tastes. River rafting in Zanskar, trekking on the Chadar trek, looking at nature’s marvels at The Hemis national park, being mesmerized by the beauty of the Pangong Lake, and tasting the unique cuisine at Leh are some things you could do in this place.

9. Edinburgh

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The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh becomes a festival city in summers which dazzles visitors with its vibrancy and warmth. With the largest art festival in the world happening in Edinburg in summer, it is quite expected that this city becomes a tourist favorite in the warmer months. The Royal Highland Show, The Jazz and Blues Festival, the castles, and the beautiful architecture of this city are must-see.

10. Botswana

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This landlocked country in Africa is landscaped by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. If you want to go on a wildlife safari in Africa, Botswana may be your perfect destination. This land has lush wildlife including cheetahs, giraffes, and hyenas wandering fearlessly in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Botswana has the way to tranquility and peace in the untouched lands of its Okavango Delta. Whether you want to be a spectator to the feats of nature’s beasts or want to have a memorable stay at a luxury resort in relative isolation, this is the place to be.

Many of us work all year long and wait for that little vacation we are promised every summer. After working so hard, would it be right to spend the entire vacation right where you always are? We hope this list inspired you to pack your bags and have the summer vacation you have always dreamed of. Which of these places would you want to visit this summer? Let us know in the comments section below!

What are YOUR summer plans? Would you add anywhere to this list? I LOVE COMMENTS!


  1. Esther Diaz says:

    aahh yes, SUMMER! Great season for going on a vacation… Anyways, great list! Will surely put this on my summer destinations! 🙂

  2. Jen D. says:

    Botswana…that sounds so, so amazing. I’d love to go!
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  3. Sofi leen says:

    Thank you so much for this incredibly helpful resource! Just an FYI – I looked for this on your Travel Resources page first, but I didn’t see it there – you may want to consider adding it to that page so people can find it easier

  4. mustafa says:

    my first choice would be amsterdam or santorini, but i also wonder ireland.
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  5. Hi Jessica,

    Fantastic list and for me, Dubai and Irland are always top of the list for short vacations. I have a passion to travel the world but I can’t do right now because of some of the problems that I am facing but I am sure I will travel to Ireland soon. I have visited twice in Dubai because my husband doing a job there and it was an amazing experience that I had. Thanks for sharing
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  6. Travel Nepal says:


    You must have your reasons for listing Nepal at the top of the list. I couldn’t agree more. It is such a peaceful and beautiful country. The country is famous for its amazing trekking routes and travel destinations that one must experience in their lifetime at least once.

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